i've been having alot of contrations and braxton hicks contractions this is my fourth pregnancy, i'v emade this far , I 've had 5 other pregnancies, but had misscarraiges with them and i can't really tell if its real labor pains or not, but it starts from the top and wraps around my back, i've been feeling extra weak and very irritated and restless, i hardly sleep, i've told my doc but it's like wasting my time, do i have anything to worry about if i have high risk of preterms and misscarraiges in the past(yes my doc knows this)???
Medical terminology defines "miscarriages" for fetal death that occurs before the 20th week of pregnancy. After the 20th week of pregnancy (in the third trimester), women the experience "preterminal" (premature) births or "intrauterine deaths". Symptoms of preterminal birth are: regular contractions (lasting 30 seconds) every 5-8 minutes, cervical opening larger than 2cm ,and pain in the abdomen and sacrum. Symptoms of intrauterine death are: loss of fetal movements and soft breasts. Ultrasound and cardiotockography are used for identifying intrauterine death. The risk of preterminal birth is higher in your case because of a history of previous preterminal births...but you can begin to think positively about carrying this baby to term.
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